The Tampa Bay Lightning may have Ryan Callahan in the lineup, but that’s not the only surprise heading into Game 1 against the New York Rangers. Big center Brian Boyle won’t be able to play because of an undisclosed injury.
The defensive forward is considered day-to-day and will miss this first opportunity to face his former team in the conference finals.
There was some thought that perhaps he was missing Game 1 because his wife was giving birth:
It sounds like it’s an injury-related absence, however. Either way, he’s not in the mix on Saturday. Here’s what the warm-ups looked like: